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Survey Analysis: Assessing Employee Perceptions of Cost

Published: 26 June 2019

ID: G00432890

Analyst(s): Josie Xing


Results from Gartner’s Global Labor Market Survey provide a snapshot of employee perceptions of recent and future approaches to cost saving. To encourage employee buy-in, CHROs should use these results to help shape which cost-saving initiatives they select and how they communicate about them.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Cost Saving Is Becoming More Common as an Ongoing Focus
  • Organizations Have Employed a Wide Variety of Cost-Saving Options
  • Employees’ Experience of Past Cost-Saving Results Impacts Confidence in Future Efforts
    • Employees Are Often “Neutral” on Past Cost-Saving Efforts
    • Managers and Employees Perceive Similarly on Barriers and Success Factors for Cost-Saving Initiatives
    • Current Levels of Employees’ “Intent to Stay” Are Impacted by Future Pessimism
  • Methodology
  • Definitions

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